Family Activities in Sligo

Lough Key Forest Park
Lough Key has for many centuries drawn people to its spectacular views, abundant wildlife, historic buildings and evocative islands. This beautiful landscape is steeped in a rich history. Now after major development the historic backdrop encompasses a landmark cluster of unique attractions serving the needs of a 21st century visitor with a new lakeside centre providing an ideal gateway for gentle leisurely activities or more energetic pursuits in the Park. Tree Canopy Walk - 19th Century Servant Tunnels - Moylurg Tower, Boda Borg - Lakeside Cafe -  Gift Shop -  Caravan & Camping Park, Adventure Play Kingdom - Forest & Parkland Trails, Bog Gardens, Lakeside Walks & 19th Century Bridges. Lough Key Forest & Activity Park, Rockingham, Boyle, Co Roscommon. Click www.loughkey.ie for more information. Tel:071 9673122 (Activity Centre)/ 071 9662212 (Campsite Office).

Funny Bones Childrens Activity Centre
Funny Bones House of Fun is a children's activity centre based in Collooney just outside Sligo
OpenTuesday - Saturday from 10.30am - 7.00pm and Sunday from12.00pm - 7.00pm. Price €8.00 per child
Telephone: 071 9133281 - Toberbride Business Park Collooney, Co. Sligo. Click www.funnybones.ie for more information.

Happy Days Adventure Play Centre
Come and enjoy the fun at Happy Days – an ideal location for a rainy day for all the family within a safe environment and an exciting venue for a birthday party, communion, confirmation or any occasion you choose! Tel:  071 9135115 Cleveragh Business Park, Sligo. Click www.happydayssligo.ie for more information

Eagles Flying
Fancy a day out with the family with a difference? Experience Eagles flying from a birds eye view and even hold them in your hand if your brave enough. Fun for all the family. Ireland’s largest sanctuary for birds of prey and owls offers you incomparable impressions of majestic raptors soaring over one of the loveliest locations to be found.Experience some of the biggest birds of prey in the world flying closely over your head. Watch different species of eagles hunting on prey-dummies in their natural environment. Be astonished about the arrow like flight of the falcons and the high intelligence of the vultures
Telephone: 071-918 9310 - Ballymote, Sligo. Click here www.eaglesflying.com  for more information

Woodville Farm, Strandhill
Your guided tour of Woodville farm takes you through mature woodland, green pastures and old farm buildings showing a wide range of farm animals and poultry in their natural surroundings. Come view, hold or feed our animals and collect eggs from the free-range hens. Wander through the nature trail in mature woodland and enjoy close contact with cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, pet lambs and donkeys in a picturesque parkland setting. Various breeds of poultry and pheasants share our walled garden while history and heritage are well preserved in our renovated (1870) horse stalls museum, see farming as it used to be in our farm machinery museum.Advance Booking Essential, Minimum group size required. Tel: 071 916 2741 - Address: Strandhill Road , Sligo. - Click here for more information.

Sligo Omniplex Cinema
This contemporary multiplex cinema shows the latest big-name movies as well as live theatre streams - 12 Screen Cinema.
Tel: 071 9174001 - Wine Street, Sligo. Click www.omniplex.ie/cinemas/cinema/sligo for more information.

Markree Riding Stables
Markee Riding Stables is a family-run horse riding centre with lovingly cared-for ponies and horses. A  truly fabulous equestrian centre, it would be hard to find a more idyllic location for a horse riding school than the one at Markree in Sligo.  A picturesque castle and acres of parkland filled with graceful mature trees surround the riding school.  A family run well established equestrian centre with a large indoor arena, out door menage, small cross country course, 1000 acres of woodland, forestries and bridlepaths to ride and expore this wonderful emerald isle,  stables and facilities to house a large number of horses. Tel.: 071 91 30727. Click www.markreestables.com for more details

The Sathya Sai Sanctuary
The Sathya Sanctuary Trust for Nature is a charitable trust situated adjacent to the ancient Neolithic site of Carrowkeel in the Bricklieve Mountains, two and a half miles above the village of Castlebaldwin. Set in 18 acres site in truly beautiful surroundings, the Sanctuary’s aim is to provide refuge for sick, elderly, unwanted, abandoned or abused donkeys, once so much a part of the Irish heritage but now often forgotten and neglected in a world geared for profit and production. The Sanctuary is currently home to two dogs, cats, three sheep, 18 donkeys, 2 mules and several ponies but these numbers can fluctuate as donkeys and ponies are rescued and rehomed. Visitors and donations are always welcome but contact in advance is appreciated to make sure there is someone there to meet you. Waterproof footwear is advisable most times of the year.
Open 1st April until 31st October, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 10am until 4pm. All other times by appointment Tel: 0861031932 - Castlebaldwin, Sligo. Click www.donkeys.ie for more details